Massimo Turatto

Professor of Psychology

Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

University of Trento, Rovereto

Corso Bettini, 31




Phone: +39.0464.483658




Research interests


Change perception

Eye movements



Publications (International Journals)

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Faes, L., Nollo, G., Ravelli, F., Ricci, L., Vescovi, M., Turatto, M., Pavani, F., & Antolini, R. (in press). Small-sample characterization of stochastic approximation staircases in forced-choice adaptive threshold estimation. Perception & Psychophysics.


Rusconi, E., Turatto, M., & Umiltà, C. (in press). Two orienting mechanisms in inferior parietal lobule: an rTMS study of the Simon and SNARC effects.Cognitive Neuropsychology.


Galfano, G., Mazza, V., Tamè, L., Umiltà., Turatto, M. (in press). Change detection evokes a Simon-like effect. Acta Pyschologica.


Mazza, V., Turatto, M., Umiltà, C., & Eimer, M. (2007). Attentional selection and identification of visual objects are reflected by distinct electrophysiological responses. Experimental Brain Research. 


Valsecchi, M., & Turatto, M. (2007). Microsaccadic response to visual events that are invisible to the Superior Colliculus. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121, 786-793. 


Turatto, M., Valsecchi, M., Tamè, L., & Betta, E. (2007). Microsaccades distinguish between global and local visual processing. Neuroreport, 18, 1015-1018. 


Turatto, M., Vescovi, M, & Valsecchi, M.  (2007). Attention makes moving objects be perceived to move faster. Vision Research, 47, 166–178. 


Betta, E., Galfano, G., & Turatto, M. (2007). Microsaccadic response during inhibition of return in a target-target paradigm. Vision Research, 47, 428–436. 


Valsecchi, M., Betta, E., & Turatto, M. (2007). Visual oddballs induce prolonged microsaccadic inhibition. Experimental Brain Research, 177, 196–208.


Mazza, V., Turatto, M., Rossi, M., & Umiltà, C. (2007). How automatic are audiovisual links in exogenous spatial attention? Neuropsychologia, 45, 514-522. 


Turatto, M., & Betta, E. (2006). Redundant visual signals boost saccade execution. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 928-932.   


Dell'Acqua, R., Jolicoeur, P., Sessa, P., & Turatto, M. (2006). Attentional blink and selection in the tactile domain. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 537-559. 


Betta, E., & Turatto, M. (2006). Are you ready? I can tell by looking at your microsaccades. Neuroreport, 17, 1001-1004. 


Turatto, M., & Bridgeman, B. (2005). Change perception using visual transients: object substitution and deletion. Experimental Brain Research, 167, 509-608.  


Mazza, V., Turatto, M., & Sarlo, M. (2005). Rare stimuli or rare changes: What really matters for the brain? Neuroreport, 16, 1061-1064.  


Mazza, V., Turatto, M., & Umiltà., C. (2005). Foreground-background segmentation and attention: A change blindness study. Psychological Research, 69, 201-210.  


Turatto, M., Mazza, V., & Umiltà, C. (2005). Crossmodal object-based attention: Auditory objects affect visual processing. Cognition, 96, B55-B54.  


Turatto, M., Sandrini, M., & Miniussi, C. (2004). The role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in visual change awareness. Neuroreport, 15, 2549-2552.  


Galfano, G., Betta, E., & Turatto, M. (2004). Inhibition of return in microsaccades. Experimental Brain Research, 159, 400-404.   


Turatto, M., Mazza, V., Savazzi, S., & Marzi, C. A. (2004). The role of the magnocellular and parvocellular systems in the Redundant Target Effect. Experimental Brain Research, 158, 141-150.  


Turatto, M., Galfano, G., Bridgeman, B., & Umiltà, C. (2004). Space-independent modality-driven attentional capture in auditory, tactile and visual systems. Experimental Brain Research, 155, 301-310.  


Turatto, M., Galfano, G., Gardini, S., & Mascetti, G. G. (2004). Stimulus-driven attentional capture: an empirical comparison of display-size and distance methods. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57A, 297-324.  

Turatto, M., & Mazza, V. (2004). Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of change blindness. International Journal of Computational Cognition, 2, 85-113.  

Turatto, M., Bettella, S., Umiltà, C., & Bridgeman, B. (2003). Perceptual conditions necessary to induce change blindness. Visual Cognition, 10, 233-255.  


Turatto, M., Angrilli, A., Mazza, V., Umiltà, C., & Driver, J. (2002). Looking without seeing the background change: electrophysiological correlates of change detection versus change blindness. Cognition, 84, B1-B10.    


Galfano, G., & Turatto, M. (2002). Modulability does not undermine the stimulus-driven nature of attentional capture. Psicològica, 23, 318-326.  


Turatto, M., Benso, F., Galfano, G., & Umiltà, C. (2002). Non-spatial attentional shifts between audition and vision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 28, 628-639.  


Driver, J., Davis, G., Russell, C., Turatto, M., & Freeman, E. (2001). Segmentation, attention and phenomenal visual objects. Cognition, 80, 61-95.  


Facoetti, A., Turatto, M., Lorusso M., & Mascetti, G. G. (2001). Orienting of visual attention in dyslexia: Evidence for asymmetric hemispheric control of attention. Experimental Brain Research, 138, 46-53.  


Turatto, M., & Galfano, G. (2001). Attentional capture by color without any relevant attentional set. Perception & Psychophysics, 63, 286-297.  


Mascetti, G. G., Turatto, M., & Facoetti, A. (2001). Four paradigms to study visual-spatial attention of myopic subjects. Brain Research Protocols, 7, 241-247.


Dell’Acqua, R., Turatto, M., & Jolicoeur, P. (2001). Cross-modal attentional deficit in processing tactile stimulation. Perception & Psychophysics, 63, 777-789.  


Facoetti, A., Paganoni, P., Turatto, M., Marzola, V., & Mascetti, G. G. (2000). Visual-spatial attention in developmental dyslexia. Cortex, 36, 109-123.  


Facoetti, A., & Turatto, M. (2000). Asymmetrical visual fields distribution of attention in dyslexic children: a neuropsychological study. Neuroscience Letters, 290, 216-218.  


Turatto, M., & Galfano, G. (2000). Color, form and luminance capture attention in visual search. Vision Research, 40, 1639-1643.  


Turatto, M., Benso, F., Facoetti, A., Galfano G., Mascetti, G.G., & Umiltà C. (2000). Automatic and voluntary focusing of attention. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 935-952.  


Turatto, M., Benso, F., & Umiltà, C. (1999). Focusing of attention in professional women skiers. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 30, 339-349.


Turatto, M., Facoetti, A., Serra, G., Benso, F., Angi, M. R., Umiltà, C., & Mascetti, G.G. (1999). Visual spatial attention in myopia. Cognitive Brain Research, 8, 369-372.


Benso, F., Turatto, M., Mascetti, G.G., & Umiltà C. (1998). The time course of attentional focusing. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 10, 373-388.  






Last update: 09-August-2007